Archive for September, 2015

Building Blocks

Rosebank College partnered with Lego Education to take innovative learning and student development to the next level. Year 12 students took on the exciting task of organising a teacher’s conference, creatively named ‘Building Blocks’.

Students were involved in all aspects of creating the event, from procuring guest speakers, and organising catering, to developing pamphlets, and writing press releases. Mr Jake Plaskett, Co-ordinator of Innovation and Learning at Rosebank College, explains that “the point of this conference is to put students in the driver’s seat and help them gain independence.” Mr Plaskett highlights that “many teachers underestimate student’s ability to inform teaching and learning”.

The two-day conference, focused on emerging pedagogies, such as flipped learning and Project-Based Learning; levering technology to deepen learning; and using flexible spaces, to engage students in the digital age.

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Rosebank Bands Performs at Ferragosto

Festival goes at this year’s Ferragosto were treated to the groovy tunes of the Rosebank College Concert Band. Last Thursday, a band formed by four Year 10 boys, also took centre stage on the day.

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Co-Curricular Presentation Evening

Congratulations to the students who were recognised and awarded at the annual Co-Curricular Presentation Evening. The College offers an extensive range of Co-curricular activities that promote physical, cultural and social development. The Thursday Co-Curricular Program consists of Representative and Recreational Sport and Cultural Activities. Each of these are conducted by professional trainers and coaches to ensure a high level of skill development as well as an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Students have a choice of over 30 activities and select one each term.

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Festival of the Creative Spirit

For five days, students participated in the annual Festival of the Creative Spirit where they explored their creativity and appreciation of aesthetics through a series of practical workshops. This year’s Festival involved over 800 students, 30 staff and multiple Key Learning Areas. Students delved into a wide range of activities including writing and illustration workshops, Digital Animation courses, an excursion to Taronga Zoo, learnt the basics of computer programming and developed and presented a PR campaign. A highlight of the week was the Year 7 Character day when students and teachers bought novels to life by dressing up as their favourite character.

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